Tzinberg, Matsler and Petros also served on the city's Bicycle Safety Task Force last year, which was formed in response to a fatal cycling crash on Ridge Park Road.
Two more fatal crashes occurred after the formulation of the task force, leading to its request in May that a permanent committee be formed.
On their applications, nominees called for strengthened relations among motorists and cyclists, as well as increased efforts for safety measures and education by the city and police.
"I am particularly concerned about right-of-way infractions against bicyclist and motorist," LaBonge wrote on his application. "I believe that Newport Beach can lead the way in establishing the ground rules for a better way for all of us to share the road."
Additionally, the city is moving forward on recommendations made by the task force last year, according to a memo sent out by City Manager David Kiff.
These include stenciling "sharrows" — markings painted on the pavement that remind drivers and cyclist to share the road — educational messages on Facebook and Twitter, a safety brochure and a meeting between cyclists and police officers being coordinated by Police Chief Jay Johnson.
These measures will be the first steps toward safety for both drivers and cyclists, according to Tzinberg.
"I believe that putting in lanes and marking roads is only a small step in making the city bicycle-friendly," Tzinberg wrote in his application. "There needs to be driver, bicycle and pedestrian education. There needs to be outreach with students to teach them bicycle safety. There needs to be a liaison with city police and local bicycling [groups]. This is just the start."